i gave this a rating of four stars only because it can make my skin look a little greasy - at first. if i wait about fifteen minutes for it to soak in - it's perfect.
cetaphil products have changed my life. and that's no exaggeration.
if you are suffering from any type of acne, please try cetaphil.
This is the moisturizer I use overnight during the summer and during the day in cooler weather. I've had trouble with acne over the years and this does not break me out yet it moisturizes very well. Coupled with my Retin A (I use this under Retin A at night), it's a perfect match because it prevents and combats the dryness that Retin A can cause.
Good, solid product. Fragrance free and no dyes. It's an HG product for me and I'll continue to repurchase.
This dident do anything for me, i still have flaky skin even after wearing this layer by layer, its kind of oily and sits on your skin and i think it causes more oil to build up. Its very expensive for the results it delivers.
I have been using this moisturizer for years.It was recommended by my dermatologist when I was prescribed retin-a.I never had any problems with this and it will always be my go to moisturizer.Its light weight, non greasy, non sticky, and actually pretty hydrating. My skin is combination but I have allot of flakey dry spots from the retin-a & this does not totally smooth out the patches and make me flake free, but Ive never come across a moisturizer that has.I understand that with retin-a being dry comes with it.My skin is also sensitive and this does not irritate it.Never caused any burning or stinging.Its very gentle.So if your looking for miracles this isn't for you but, if you want a simple gentle moisturizer I would highly recommend.
I used this as a body lotion. Long story short, I have a big ol' bottle of cetaphil that I don't know what to do with. I put this on and while I could tell it was very moisturizing it was also very sticky. Even hours later it left a tacky feeling on my skin. I bought this because it said it was non-comodogenic and I'm prone to body acne as well as having extremely sensitive skin. This broke me out like no other. I had rashes, bumps and pimples in places I've never had them before--my forearms, the inside of my elbow, my hip, my knees, my calf. So for now I'm using it on my feet (the only part of my body this stuff didn't hate) while I wait for these rashes to go away :\
I have sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin. Cetaphil is a fall-back product for me. If my skin is completely parched, flaky, and irritated, Cetaphil (lotion or cream) is pretty much the only thing that will restore it to a soft, smooth, calm state. Even my pure facial oils can't do that. There's something about the formula that allows it to penetrate skin more easily.
This isn't something I can use on a daily basis. I've found climate tends to make a difference in that regard. In drier climes (e.g. LA), Cetaphil is the perfect daily moisturizer for me. My skin drinks it right up. I get no greasiness later in the day or breakouts or any other problems. But Cetaphil tends to be too heavy for me in more humid places (e.g. the Northeast). So I restrict it to cold, dry months.
But that's just me. This may not be heavy enough for truly dry skin. And just because some people with sensitive skin can rely on Cetaphil doesn't mean it'll work for all sensitive types. Always buy a small size and do a patch test on an inconspicuous area first.
Overall, this isn't a must-have item for me. But it's kind of comforting to know that this product exists, is reliable, affordable, and very easily available.
I really wanted to like this product but I'm kind of on the fence about it...
- Little goes a long way
- Soothes my irritated skin
- Small ingredient list
- Comes in good variety of sized bottles
- NOT oil-free! Turns my face into an oil-slick after 3-4 hours!
- Not truly moisturising enough for wintertime (I might try using this in spring/summer)
- Clogs my pores :'(
^This lotion claims to be non-comedogenic so I don't understand why it's clogging my pores...
While I had inflamed acne, I was using a lot of 'acne-fighters'(benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid). But my acne got worst and it felt itchy and hurt, so I stopped using the 'acne-fighter's' and used this to calm my skin, and my acne went down dramatically. I know this is meant for the body, but I love it for my face - it doen't make me break out and it's great for my sensitive skin. I also use it on my body and it's great, I love that it's scent free so nobody chokes when they're around me(your chosen perfume dominate). I put A LOT of it on, and yes it can get shiny, then after 20 or so minutes I take a clean towel and lightly rub the excess off. It's not conventional, but it works!!! My skin looks soft, subtle, and healthy!
I'm kind of baffled by some of these reviews.."made me break out like crazy" etc, etc. Umm..WHY are you using this on your face?? Lol, to me it's a BODY lotion and I wouldn't even think of putting this on my face. I use products meant for the face for that purpose (Olay Regenerist is my current fave, but that's another review ;)
Anyways, what I like about this lotion is that unlike many out there, it does not have a sickening, overpowering scent. In fact, it smells like nothing which is great IMO. I find the heavily scented lotions really irritate my sensitive skin causing rashes, bumps etc. this lotion causes no such issues for my skin.
I use it after showering and it sinks in nicely and leaves my skin soft and comfortable. I will definitely re-purchase.
Although this moisturizer does feel a bit greasy & thick.. it has worked wonders for my flaky patches (thank you retin-a!).